St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri
End of Watch Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Detective Antonio Valentine was killed in a vehicle crash near the intersection of Bellefontaine Road and Crete Drive, in Bellefontaine Neighbors, at about 3:00 pm.
The department vehicle he and his partner were in collided with another car head-on. Both he and his partner were transported to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, where Detective Valentine succumbed to his injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle was also killed in the crash.
Detective Valentine was a United States Army combat veteran and had retired from the Air Force Reserves. He had served with the St. Louis County Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his four children.
Detective Valentine’s uncle is a police officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.